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Curriculum enrichment

Play in a Day

Burrator pupils worked with local theatre company to create a ‘Play in a Day’.  The title of the play this year was ‘Greece Lightning’ which fitted in well with their history topic for this term, Ancient Greece.

 

 

Environmental Art Exhibition

All of the classes have been working on a range of environmental art and design technology as pat of the school’s Environmental Arts project. Some of the work has made use of recycled materials, such as Meldon’s pirate ships. Other artwork involved natural materials such as leaves and recycled wood.  Venford Class designed and created bird feeders and wrote some tree poems. Fernworthy made ‘insect hotels,’ which they hope will encourage minibeasts. Finally, Burrator Class created bird boxes and wicker insects. The children also created natural ‘rust prints’ and environmental art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy as part of their outdoor learning sessions.

Buckfast Abbey’s Children’s Book Festival

Children from each class attended a book festival at the Abbey. We attended different workshops led by authors of a range of children’s books.

Mud Kitchen

Year 5 have been working with Claudia, Anna and Alison from the Abbey Education Centre to design and re-build our mud kitchen in the Woodland Area. This has taken a lot of hard work, but the area looks fantastic now and has been enjoyed by all of the classes.  The area had an official opening, to celebrate all of the hard work that has taken place.

Venford's trip to Dawlish Warren

Venford visited Dawlish Warren to find out more about the different mini-beasts who live in the warren and also in the pond there. Although it was a very wet day, lots of living things were collected and identified with the help of our ranger. The most popular part of the trip for many children was the woodland area where there were lots of tiny toads. Mrs Cherrett also found an large adult toad on the path.

 

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